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Grateful Dead Live at Dane County Coliseum on 1973-02-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Dane County Coliseum on 1973-02-15

Topics Live concert

Soundcheck: Jack Straw, Box of Rain

Loose Lucy, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Box Of Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Bertha, Playin' In The Band, Casey Jones Here Comes Sunshine, El Paso, You Ain't Woman Enough, They Love Each Other, Big River, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Promised Land, Sugaree, Sugar Magnolia, E: Uncle John's Band, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Dane County Coliseum
Location Madison, WI

Source Soundboard
Lineage MR > D Latvala Reels @ 3 3/4 ips > DBX Reels @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM > DAT > CD


MR > D Latvala Reels @ 3 3/4 ips > DBX Reels @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM > DAT > CD; upgrade relative to previous shn copies; includes soundcheck and most of encores; via Mike Hall; tracked for 2x74 + 1x80 (with alternate tracking suggestion)


Reviewer: deanriver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2017
Subject: I thought it sounded familiar
listening to this I discovered some songs were very familiar. I knew I had this somewhere. After looking through the digital catalog and CD' etc., I then looked at my cassettes. I found what was labeled set 2 but...

Side A is:

Dark Star
Eyes of the World
China Doll

side B is:

Here comes sunshine
You ain't woman enough
Loose Lucy
Ten. Jed
Box of Rain
Row Jimmy
Jack Straw

They chose what they thought was good and fit it together on two 45 minute sides. I've had it for about 35 years. That Dark Star < Eyes was so very familiar it was great!
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2017
Subject: heavy keys bass, vocals are swamped
perhaps a matrix would help
Reviewer: Cicatrice - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2017
Subject: Love pre 75 shows
Any early show, so long as the sound quality is good enough, is a good one. This qualifies.
Reviewer: jtizzo - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2016
Subject: great show
this one is stacked with standards, and polished with that energy I cone for.great eyes, and I usually don't listen to all of dark star, but this one keeps me intetested.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 10, 2016
Subject: A short time to be there...
Just re-listening to this beauty.
Got a pretty sobering reality check today.
Funny how I can feel the emotion in the music
at certain times so freakin heavily!
Anyway, just realizing yet again how much i dig this band --What a killer China>Rider!
Not sure what heaven is going to be like
but you will find me dancing at the feet of Jesus...
"Daybreak, Daybreak on the land"...
Reviewer: calady50 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 20, 2016
Subject: Peace Love and the Dead
What I notice the most on these reviews is the negativity and ego trips. Can you all just relax and enjoy the music and perhaps just be Grateful that someone was Genius enough to catalog all this?
Aside from the comments about how awesome Charlie Millers transfers are and people pointing out stellar versions I find most of the comments annoying, but then I and you are free to read or not read. Just chill and enjoy!
Reviewer: njpg - - September 5, 2016
Subject: -
Is it really the business of any of us (including people at the archive) to determine what should or should not be the "spirit" of what is discussed in essentially a forum for expressing opinions? What do you mean, go "back" to it? If there ever was a "spirit" that we all agreed upon, I didn't get the memo.

I think you are actually making a threat of violence here. "Talk nice, or we'll take your forum away!"? Many of us use the review section as a way of determining which shows we like for the purpose of downloading, and this is an established use that has nothing to do with your expectations...and so I can't really have a problem with someone also reviewing the reviews of others. What is wrong with this, other than that it might not be what you intended?
Reviewer: Opie and Anthony Archive - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2016
Subject: The review sections lately
I know that this post completely does exactly what it's addressing, but I notice a lot of people writing reviews about what other people write reviews about. The review section really pops out at you on this website, so I think that it's easy to become focused on it, and the review section is starting to lose the spirit of what it's meant for because of the focus on it. It's probably not something that's on the top of's list of things to change, but this is just a shout out and suggestion for us that we bring back the purpose of the review section and put the value back on writing solid reviews specifically about the performance, production quality, or anything at all that isn't bickering between reviews or making generalized statements about the other reviews written here. This review probably seemed a little cunty... and technically hypocritical. But I am willing to wager that you, like me, would love to read a review section with more reviews on the music and upload than reviews on reviews.
Reviewer: Bluewildangel*73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2015
Subject: Relisten App on Apple
To those of you that have Apple phones you are in luck! Download the Relisten app and they have as many shows on it as this archive does and you can download them at home on wifi and its saved on your phone so when you listen to it later you dont use data. Also download Grateful Dead Radio. Its Grateful Dead internet radio 24 hours a day. It uses data but somehow its less then Pandora even uses. i listened to it 8 hours straight and it used .200 of a gig of data. also whats cool is they play on there Old and in the way stuff, the jerry garcia band, phil and friends, stuff off of band members solo albums like Weir's Ace. Enjoy and be Grateful!
Reviewer: tripstar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2015
Subject: Are you People kidding me?
I began collecting tapes in 1970. Have many hours. Some of them are such crappy sound all of you experts would cring.
I have listened though many, hiss, clapping, people fighting in the back ground. But you know what it did not matter. If you could feel it you could block out all the distractions. Jerry was like that. I am so proud to feel I know these crazy ass gentleman called the Grateful Dead. but of course I did'nt I spent so much time with I got to know what they would play nest. Jerry will always give it up.
So thank you boys and do what ever you want and live a good life. That is what they taught me.
So there!
Reviewer: pinga - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2015
Subject: solid show from 73
IDK why all the bitchin about the show not being downloadable?? it's out there somewhere, just gotta look4 it. love '73 Dead. Nice Dark Star on here and Here Comes Sunshine
Reviewer: SherpaDog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2010
Subject: wow JRimlik is a rimlicker
Hey man Ive been long on the road to man, but for those of the younger genaration getting turned on to the dead that dont have hundreds of dead shows like you (which is why u arent whining) theyd also like to be able to listen in there car or home stereo! Its not greed doushe Jerry said once he played the music in concert he was done with it and it should be free for everyone so chill. WWJD (thats "What Would Jerry Do") BTW this site wasnt made for streaming it was made for downloading genius, so know what youre talking about before you go stupid I for one am stoked there is an ever growing young deadbase that cares enough to speak out against what new dead management and Phil have decided.
Reviewer: JRimLik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2010
Subject: Please - Enjoy What We Have
Can you people stop acting so spoiled and childish? I see people complaining because they cannot download. So what? Grow up - let's enjoy the fact we have this wonderul archive to enjoy all this fantastic music for free. This site is for STREAMING people - period. Why all the greed? I have 2000 hours of cassettes been trading since 1981, you don;t see me whining do you? I risked my life on the road for these guys and saw 92 shows, most in '84-'86, do you see me complaining? Of course not, we enjoy what we have. Why can't you people enjoy it for what is designed for instead of - like Bill Graham says on 4.29.71 - being spoiled little ---- all the time and always wanting more, more, more. The Dead were not about that folks -the Dead were about enjoying what we have. So please - let;s stop the complaints, use the site as it is designed, and keep the comments positive before someone takes this awesome site away from us. If you feel you must download then you have horrible internet access, a lame cell phone, are technically challenged and need serious training, or all of the above. I can naccess this site anytime anywhere and stream away and enjoy it, and everyone else can to if they just get the training, its very basic for the 21st century.

Great Eyes, its stunning how well they played that song even in its infant stages. HCS a little rougher but still very enjoyable. I recommend streaming this show.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 16, 2010
Subject: 2-15-73
Great musicianship. Poor sound quality. 5 stars for the playing. The sound drags it down to 3 for me.
Reviewer: xvgi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2010
Subject: to lovesoldier
To lovesoldier (or anyone else) - send me an email at and I'll go through it step-by-step with you.
Reviewer: dweeter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2010
Subject: Place Associations
I once met a guy at a bar in Wyoming who was from Vermont and he told me that one of the things that he missed the most was driving around during the fall foliage season listening to this show, and particularly the eyes.

I moved to Madison Wisconsin in 1997 and put this show in the tape deck as I rolled into that town for the first time in my life. I didn't know a soul there. But with Here Comes Sunshine playing, I looked to the left and saw the Dane County Coliseum right there outside my window. I knew everything was going to work out just fine.
Reviewer: phishliver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 5, 2010
Subject: all you need
you just download winamp and get the streamripper plugin. you can now have all the dead you want to play in your car radio.
Reviewer: love soldier - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2010
Subject: help please
So I must be completely special to not understand how to download. I tried clicking that link but only my Windows Media Player comes up. I brought up RealPlayer but the songs aren't coming into the play list. Can someone please walk me through this step-by-step? I'm tecn challenged. Haha
Reviewer: telemaster56 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2010
Subject: Lost Marbles
Am I the first person to notice King Solomons Marbles toward the end of Eyes Of The World. Friggin' awesome!
Reviewer: souprman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2010
Subject: confound your piety
did humankind survive and advance this long by following the rules ? did the dead thrive and pioneer live sound and the conventions of structure by playing it safe? the dead themselves sat on, no, neglected this amazing archive for most of thier careers. now we are being told this music we've traded freely for so long is off limits to play in our car stereo?

folks read what it says across the top of this window.


now go read the TERMS OF SERVICE.

the restrictions lie mainly in the reproduction for sale. someone please point out where it says 'no downloading of any kind' it doesn't even say 'stream only' it says 'this audio is available in streaming format' do you know how easy it would be for the folks that run this site to make it absolutely impossible to download? very very easy folks. but they don't.

ask your pious ass why that might be.

ps this show sucks. jk (gotcha)
Reviewer: deadermann - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2010
Subject: wake up to find out
while I listen to ALL dead, I must admit that I favor a few songs... eyes is one of them. i have over 100 live versions of this song and this is by far THE BEST! awesome riff to begin... you go jerry.
Reviewer: kcmoeron09 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2009
Subject: i am grateful...
to have found this show... that it has been streamed over half a million times...and that it is available for me to listen to (pending an ethernet connection:))

Its hard to imagine people listening to this and writing on anything other than the show or the music at hand. I think the Dark star > Eyes portion is one of the freest, jazziest, and inspiring sounding jams I have ever heard; however what is so spectacular, to me anyway, is the precision and utmost musicianship that each and every song holds.

Thank you Archive!
Reviewer: Dead In Istanbul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 24, 2009
Subject: Downloading
To all concerned, there are different ways to download audio streams. You can do a quick and easy search for them on the net. oh_uh_um_ah, Reason_Tatters, and Back_From_The_Dead seem to be the same dude, albeit a bit schizo at times (fussin' and fightin'). He mentions pretty specifically how you can download the stream. Check out his post.

This is a classic show as are so many. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find it here.
Reviewer: west la fadeaway - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2009
Subject: GOTTA HAVE IT !!!!!

Reviewer: outersphongolia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 1, 2009
Subject: fire
i was wondering if anyone could send me this show. my email is

forever grateful
Reviewer: Miss Divine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2009
Subject: Jerry sings!
Uncle Jerry seems to be so alive at this show....his vocals are full of energy and he sounds so happy!
Reviewer: back_from_the_DEAD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2009
I think this guy/gal oh_uh_um_ah has a right to say whatever he/she wants. So shut yer pie hole.
You are not supposed to use the 'Write A Review' section for your personal attacks, and bigotry. READ THE RULES FOR THE INTERNET ARCHIVE, dummy. Save it for the 'Forum'.The 'Write A Review' section is for talking about the show, it's not for attacking each other. It's not about persecuting someone for telling people how to share the music. If someone doesn't want to download a show they won't. And if someone wanted to record a live GRATEFUL DEAD show no one could stop them..rightSHARE...SHARE...SHARE....that's what this is's not about your hate for someone that is helping people enjoy life.

I support sharing the pass it on:

Here's one way to download/stream this show:

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

Using RealPlayer to view this webpage, click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist.

If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer.

Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it.

When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.

Repeat these steps for each song.


Take the "audio out" of the "headphone jack" on your computer and hook it up to the "input" on your Reel-to-Reel, Cassette, Beta-Max, VHS, CD, DVD, MP3 recorder and record it in real time....duh?
Reviewer: doubleyouteeeff - - August 31, 2009
Subject: ?!
for anyone interested in taking a peak behind the mask of the complete tool oh_uh_um_ah, this link might be of interest:

thanks for the HATE!
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 15, 1973 at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI, U.S.A.


Of course you can download this show, over 628,836 people already have...I've downloaded it song at a time. Follow the intstructions below:

Faster internet connections produce faster downloads. WTTW

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1973 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.

The IA recommends users of Windows XP view this web-page with RealPlayer.

RealPlayer is a free media player you can download at

While viewing this web-page with RealPlayer:

Click the VBR M3U link to open the songs in the Playlist. If your Playlist is not open, open it by clicking the Playlist icon at the lower right hand corner of RealPlayer. Once the songs are in the Playlist, double click the song to play it, then click the record button at the lower left hand corner of Realplayer to record it. When the red line reaches the other end click the stop button to download the song. Your song is in the RealPlayer Downloads folder.

Repeat these steps for each song.

You must have an application that burns CD's to put these songs on a CD.

I put my GRATEFUL DEAD on my 32GB Diskgo 2.0 USB Flash Drives.

Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1973 it sounds just like I remember it...My Senior Year in High School.

The music of the GRATEFUL DEAD lives.

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW

Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link to get the poster and ticket for this show.

PS: You don't need guys like "biglouie" anymore. Unless you like guys like that...lmao
Reviewer: biglouie358 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2009
Subject: You seriously had to tell everyone?
I try my best to distribute my CD's so everyone can listen to the dead but what the guy below me did is just plain stupid. He found the most listened to show on archive and showed the powers that be that we know how to download these shows. Thanks a$$hole. You told everyone to download it fast before it gets pulled... YOU are the reason it would get pulled.
Reviewer: mikeyank99 - favorite - May 31, 2009
Subject: sbds
no sbds thanks to the money hungry machie
Reviewer: PhLegM_ - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 2, 2009
Subject: Hmmmm
...Suspicious alien jargon happening in this Dark Star... .Reported.
Reviewer: frigginmo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD, I was there, February 15, 1973 Coliseum, Madison, WI
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 15, 1973 at the Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI. I found this by accident. There with my friends trippin and wasted. The first time we heard the Dead do ElPaso. My favorite Marty Robins song, Before the dead ever cane along. Had always wanted for them to do it, what a freakout, doin it live just for me. How did I ever forget this show? Cruzin the Archive and there it was. What a flashback. Thank you who ever put it on. Back then a rock of hash or a bag of smoke really was 5 bucks, a nickle bag. This recording just isn't the same as being there, but when I listen, I am there all over again. Flyin high, never a trouble, so much has happened since. I never thought I would live that long. Sweet.
Reviewer: cringle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 22, 2009
Subject: :-i
You don't get to download SBDs, only AUDs - since @ 2005 I think.

That said - awesome show, but try 12/6/73 on for size.
Reviewer: Whitney2889 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: Love this show!
I also am having some troubles figuring out how to get this treasure on cd...If anyone would be kind enough to fill me in, email me!!

Whitney2889 (at)
Reviewer: edself - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2009
Subject: how to download whole set?
I'm new to WOW! I never knew such a thing existed.

This is a favorite show of mine that I would love to download.

I'm trying to figure out how to download a whole set of songs. It seems to only give me the option to download one clip at a time to real player.
Reviewer: BlackThroatedWindbag - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2009
Subject: One of my favorites
I used to listen to the first set of this show when I was in college in the late 80's and it's great to hear it again. Among other things, I love Jerry's solo in Playin'. I've never even heard the second set but, based on the raves, am looking forward to it!
Reviewer: Joe Antinucci - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 1, 2009
Subject: To DeadHead Reverand:
This show has been circulating since I can remember. It is one of those shows that all of us played to death. It is what it is... Some shows back then just sounded like that on tape. It is also one of those cherished shows in the history of the GD. Especially in 1973, a favorite year for many! They all can't sound like late '80's and '90's shows.
Reviewer: darkstar2012 - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2009
Subject: Fixin Sound
There is a program that will create high end harmonics based on the frequencies of music available. It will also generate missing low end notes the same way. Magix Audio Cleaning Lab.
This is the 1st show I listened to from the site. I chose this show because it was the most listened to. Then while listening I realized it was the same date as the day I was listening. The world is full of coincidences. Anyway, the piano sounds great on Eyes, and I've never heard the cool Phill-er before. Good fun.
Reviewer: deadheadjerbear69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2009
Subject: DS>Eyes
Best dark star into eyes ever if anyone can find a better one let me know
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2009
Subject: Awesome early '73
I dl'ed this one cause it was the most downloaded show so far on archive and its 1973. man, i was not dissapointed. this is easily one of the best shows of '73 if not the best. of course the DS>Eyes>China Doll is the main attraction, but what i love also is how well all the little "filler" tunes are played too. China>Rider is hot hot hot! my favorite ever. Bertha, EL Paso, Big River, TLEO, UJB, and ESPECIALLY HCS all sick as hell and very energetic.

Get this one if your don't have it!!!!!
Reviewer: Jackisjesus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2009
Subject: How do i download???

How do i download from this audio player????

Please help!!! I love this set!!!!!!!!

How do i download these songs individually??

Please email me. sk8trman4 (at)

!!!!Need Help!!!
Reviewer: MountainMike - favoritefavorite - January 25, 2009
Subject: Technically poor audio!
I have to agree with "Deadhead Reverend" when he said that the "engineers" - for lack of a more polite word - were fiddling all concert long with the levels and never seemed to "get it right". This concert is a good one by the GD, but what we have here on the Internet Archive is a little hard to fathom... the levels are all over the place! Maybe they were NOT real engineers, i.e., "wannabes".

Gotta go and adjust my gain controls again!
Reviewer: Deadhead Reverend - favoritefavorite - January 19, 2009
Subject: Amazed by other positive reviews
This concert has very poor sound mix quality. Engineers must have been fiddling with getting the controls right throughout, but I'm not sure they made it. Clearly, they were not ready when the concert started. A shame.
Reviewer: deadhead33s - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2009
Subject: amazing show!
here comes sunshine is just to good for words to describe
Reviewer: Tie-Dyed Tom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2008
Subject: Like sliding down the back of a penguin
Having a grate time listening to this Here Comes Sunshine! It goes out into outer space and gets stuck on a ring on Saturn and can't get off. Try to contemplate these lyrics:

Wake of the flood, laughing water, forty-nine,
Get out the pans, don't just stand there dreamin'
Get out of the way, get out of the way,

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

Line up a long shot maybe try it two times, maybe more,
Good to know you got shoes to wear when you find the floor,
Why hold out for more?

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

Askin' you nice, now, keep the mother rollin'
One more time, been down before,
You just don't have to go no more, no more.

Here comes sunshine, here comes sunshine.

Here are a few more thoughts I have while listening to this song:

I feel like I'm caught on the ripple of a pond from a freshly thrown stone... up and down I go with reverberations and echoes ringing in my head until what I thought was infinity is casually reunited with the present reality.

You have to listen in the right frame of mind and analyze the consciousness/madness.

Dark Star is inventive and unanticipated. I think it is largely due to Billy or Mickey's rat-a-tat-tat on the symbols. Ting-tang-ting they ring. And then Phil took it along a journey through the woods up and down winding paths (Even made me get up and move closer to the other "phil side" speaker).

Like sliding down the back of a penguin...

The "Eyes of the World" seems like it collapses. A bunch of people standing around a sink whole saying, "Where did the the sound go?" and then, as it begins to swirl like quicksand in an hour glass, it erupts out into a volcanic jam with smooth veins of hot lava meandering down the mountain into a pool which is called, "China Doll." Lava is funny. you can see it coming a mile away. It moves quite slowly. But as it burns and keeps away the yearning of such turning away. The China Doll could be felt through the whole jam! It wails like a calling from a far away stable... calling the horses home. Consider the following lines:
"All I leave behind me is only what I found"
"Take up your china doll, take up your china doll,
it's only fractured and just a little nervous from the fall."

With the coolest, cool down... My darlin' Sugaree! Just don't tell them that you know of me.

Reviewer: pancake - - September 24, 2008
Subject: hey jack straw
With the new player it is a little different it seems, but with RealPlayer you can stream and then click on each song to add to your library,one at a time, with the old player it also added to your windows library too
Reviewer: JackStrawDrew - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2008
Subject: Downloading this Show?
First of all, this is one of my all time favorites to listen to. I remember back in the late 80's listening to the DS-> Eyes over and over again. I would get in my car on the way to work and rewind the tape, and listen to this segment, then repeat on the way home.

My issue is that this show appears to only be able to be streamed, not downloaded, yet I see references to "I downloaded this show..." in other reviews. Can anyone share with me how I can get a digital copy of this show, it doesn't appear that I can through!

Any help is appreciated.

Drew in WV
Reviewer: Winsome_Holstein_Nebuula - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 2, 2008
Subject: First There Was A Rider Then There Was No Rider Then There Was
It took me a while to find it but I knew Jerry must have thought of it at some point.

There's a band I played in for a while years ago and we used to have a lot of fun with the jam between China and Rider. Yes, the usual UJB tweak to be sure but one day outta no-where we took it way way down and slurried it around a bit and out spooged Mountain Jam ala Allmans based on the old Donovan song. It became a best loved spacey love sluice in the middle of China-Rider and oft times prompted an Über snurfish Rider out the back end.


Well, kids, check out this tiny little noodle Jerry drops in just before the first verse of Rider. Mountain Jam to be sure. The way it's phrased, it has the feel of something he literally stumbled upon and then seems to have quickly had the thought, "Hmm, think I save that for later".

I don't fer sure know if they ever opted to develop that into anything, but for a tiny moment, there it was.

Great minds DO think alike. {:>)

When in doubt, tune up.
Reviewer: Darrylizer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2008
Subject: Great show, sound not that good though
I'd definitely give this a 5+ star rating based soley on the band's performance. It's strong and the show is long. Check out the Eyes Of The World, it's completely off the hook. However the recording has some noticable volume fluctuations, two cut songs and often the sound is kinda grainy. Everything is audible but clarity is lost due to what I can only describe as a grimy/gritty element to the sound. It's not clipping, just not clear. But don't let that stop you from streaming this wonderful show, it's absolutely worth hearing and the sound issues aren't that bad. 1973 seems to get short shrift or doesn't get praised enough and I don't know why. Maybe because '72 was so completely innovative and '74 was so stellar in the jam department? Well 1973 was kind of a transitional year but even an average show from '73 is wonderful and this show is above average. I was just beginning to explore the '73 stuff when Archive changed their policy about downloads, this is one of the few shows I got:-( I wish there was some way to convince the Dead that downloading is a good thing. I also noticed that the incredible 11/17/73 Pauley Pavillion show is completely gone, is it going to be commercially released? It should be.
Reviewer: rochdobbs - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2008
Subject: ANy experience with downloading from ?

Who runs it?
Reviewer: Houjazi - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2008
Subject: Hate to Be Contrary
I downloaded this show after all of the rave reviews and I hate to disagree BUT...look, there is no question that the playing is phenomenal. My problem is that there is absolutely no clarity on the high-end and overall the mix is kinda muddy. It's actually frustrating because you can tell the band was on it's "A" game. Due to quality issues I have to rate this show as only average. Enjoyable? Yes. Would I listen to it again? Probably not.
Reviewer: parachutes_kill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2008
Subject: phenom-enal
tennessee jed was phenomenal. the whole show was phenomenal. GD at their BEST!
Reviewer: G_Roast - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2008
Subject: Tight
This in one amazing show. I'm not an audiophile, or whatever, and I'm not going to knock anyone who is. Whatever floats your boat I say. The sound quality is amazing, but for all the gains in sound, I still like to part of the show, as good as the sound is a high quailty audience recording of this show would complete what is an excellent show.
For all those who are in desperate search of a downloadable SB of this show find it on Limewire.
Reviewer: fenario80 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2008
Subject: This is the stuff
I'm in love with this Phil-harmonic Dark Star
Reviewer: jcookee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2008
Subject: Downloading
get a copy of hidownload. or just enjoy it online. For the past two years the only thing I've used my computer for was for archive. I mean, what more do you need in your life?! Row, Row, Row, Jimmy Row.
Reviewer: st. heathen - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 14, 2008
Subject: Dane Cook Coliseum
Anyone with file download / conversion questions, all will be answered. Please e-mail me at with specific questions. Cheers!
Reviewer: touchofgrayson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2008
Subject: AHAH!
This is the type of show that makes me want to puke my soul out and fly away! SICK!!!!
Reviewer: Teach_Your_Head - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 4, 2008
Subject: ...but how?
I agree with most of the comments about this show, and actually had a ticket! I'm from Saratoga and I have never seen SPAC like that before or since. Loved the show. Here is my question for all of yous do I download it? Am I just stupid here or what?
Reviewer: Marshun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 29, 2008
Subject: oh wow!!!
This is on.
Dead on.
Reviewer: JustinMusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2008
Subject: Good Show!
For 1973 this is a kick ass show. I knwo I am just another person reveiwing this show, but this is extrodernary.
Reviewer: Pennsylvaniagetaway - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 22, 2008
Subject: Cool songs
I'm watching nascar and listening to this show and it sounds really good! The guitar player(s) sound like they have played for a long time. Music is so much fun!!!!!
Reviewer: Ice_Nine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 17, 2008
Subject: Amazing
Absolutely mind blowing show. An over 3 hour trip you can't not enjoy.

If you guys wanna download this show it is available here:
Reviewer: garp6600 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2008
Subject: shoes
...or what kind of shoes he was going to wear when he got off stage... thats the beautiful thing, one never knows. I agree, amazing performaces, check out the soundcheck it is amazing... phil is like, "DO YOU REMEMBER THE CHORDS?!!" admonishing the boys...
Great venue, Dane county motherfucking coliseum, it looks like a big flying saucer in the right light after the show, very cool.. Madison is a great city...
Reviewer: kingbiscuit11 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2008
Subject: I love this show!
Its february 15th, 2008. 35 years ago tonite, to the day the Dead played at the Coliseum in Madison, WI. Wow! This was one of the first bootlegs I ever had, I still have it on a cassette. I love it :) Jerry's riffs on El Paso are truly interstellar, the Here Comes Sunshine Jam is the best I've ever had the privilege of being turned on to :) The Darkstar-->Eyes-->China Doll is simply amazing!!! I remember playing hackey-sack when I was in college and putting this tape in the box. One of the guys asked me, "Are there any words (lyrics) on this tape?" he he, he just wasn't getting the point...

The famous American Prophet, Edgar Cayce, said once, in one of his trances, that every thought ever thought in the history of the universe is recorded in the universal mind. I am looking forward to finding out what Jerry was thinking about during the hyper-drive jam in Darkstar from this show. Whatever it was, something tells me it was most likely very cool!


Reviewer: VLB>Otherone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2008
Subject: Great show!
Nice spanning setlist, excellent sound quality. If I had 3 thumbs, it'd be 3 thumbs up.

Oh and JimmyBones, there are ways to download every one of these suckers, but if I tell you how, Bobby'll find me and have my balls....keep trying though!
Reviewer: newyawker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2008
Subject: Glad I found this site
Great show and set list.Even a second set Sugaree!Amazing how Kreutzman carried this band through this period on his lonesome with what seemed at the time to be pretty much an ordinary kit.Hence his nickname Fairplay!
Reviewer: JimmyBones - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 11, 2008
Subject: downloading question
I just joined, this website is the best. It's awesome how you can stream the music right off the website, but is there are any way to still be able to download it?
Reviewer: cscalera3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2008
Subject: Great Show
This is a great show. I've found some help in downloading it on the shroomery forums. I couldn't get part 6 of 6 to work so i don't have the last three songs, but other than that it is a solid download.
Reviewer: IceCreamConeKid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2008
Subject: Smile, Smile, Smile
Hi, brand new here signed up just to say holy shit what a show!!

i've passed over it before and couldnt this morning once i saw the track list. ROW JIMMY!! cant wait for TLEO i've read so much about

Seriously nothing better than stoned sunday mornin' with a killer fucking show!
Reviewer: roch - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2008
Subject: Can downloading these infect your computer?
just curious if anyone has anyone has had problems with their computer after downloading a show from this sight???
Reviewer: icat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 1, 2008
Subject: This was my first Dead show
Drove up from Beloit. We were about 15 feet back on the floor of the ice rink. I remember that Box of Rain emerged from a jam Phil started solo as the rest of the band was off stage. This was the first time I heard them perform Eyes of the World. After this show, we followed them to University of Illinois which is where I met the woman who was to become my first wife and the mother of my two sons.
Reviewer: ChesterArthur - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2008
Subject: Right on
How can I get this on my computer?
Reviewer: DrKennethNoisewater - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 28, 2008
Subject: Awesome
Damn good!
Reviewer: jiveafro - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2008
Subject: Wow
Here again I am blown away with Jerry's voice and the quality of a recording from 1973. I was born shortly thereafter and I did get to see them before he passed. I will never forget it.
Reviewer: soapbox3 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2008
Subject: gdtimer
Hey timer,

Contact for info re show.
Reviewer: gdtimer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2008
Subject: old timer in need
dont care if its 1973 or 2183 how can i get this on a cd???? all u wizz bangin kids who know macs pls help
Reviewer: doo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2008
Subject: Five Best Years for JJG & Co.
1. 1973 (far and away; he played like Tom Brady that year)
2. 1971
3. 1970
4. 1978
5. 1977

Capt. Dog Doo
Reviewer: CompSurfahV2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2008
Subject: For the Listening Pleasure
Reviewer: jinpepaljor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2007
Subject: Miracle?
I had this tape 20+ yrs ago and REALLY would like to have this on an a CD.
it is no suprise that this show has been down loaded so many times.

could anyone help?


Reviewer: sky dog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 22, 2007
Subject: Worthy of its reputation
Excellent show, above average quality recording. Either I'm more stoned than usual, but Bob's guitar cuts through the mix nicely and it's a good thing, because he was on fire (see TLEO and Eyes for proof)...the whole mix and placement of instruments is top notch.

Look out for:
An intense China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider jam
They Love Each Other (the way it was meant to be and happy!)
A toe-tapping Big River
A facemelting Dark Star...("I woke up this morning and my head was not intact...I asked my friends about it, tried to find out where it's at..." I know that's TOO, but it's an apt description)...featuring a tasteeeee Phil solo, which leads into...
Just about one of the finest Eyes of the World that I've ever heard...the intro jam alone must last about five minutes...Whee! At one point it verges on spacing out, but settles into a more lighthearted jam. I'm waiting to see if it transmogrifies into that Slipknot style yeah, Phil's bringing it on...the other guys needed quite few bars to get the hint!
Reviewer: scum beat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2007
Subject: 2nd most downloaded show is...
a big one indeed. the set list goes on and on...and on and on. however I think there are better bits and pieces out there for '73. overall -- fantastic as most this stuff is we listen to. that said, I dropped a bit when the song cut off on my favorite cowboy tune -- big river. after that though, the darkstar > eyes > china doll is flawless and groooovy.

right on archive !
Reviewer: h92o - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 20, 2007
Subject: I could not here the crowd
such quality! just impossible to believe they had equipment like that back then... a superior performance.
Reviewer: chazu - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2007
Subject: Who said '73 was a bad year?
Overall, mostly jazzy performances, this one is what its all about!!!
Reviewer: rkilmon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 2, 2007
Subject: have to agree...
with Chris U; he nailed it: this show is all about TLEO-->DS-->EYES-->CD.
(Also a strong Here comes Sunshine).
They Love Each Other is the strongest version I have heard.
I had this tape in my car's deck for an entire summer back in the 80's without removing it.
This show that good.
Reviewer: loda38 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2007
Subject: Dead @Dane Coliseum
Killer show overall! Jerry is on fire Phil&Bobby kill it too. Donna does an excellent job on Loretta Lynn's You ain't woman enough. Best Dark Star>Eyes I have ever heard!
Reviewer: USBlues1977 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2007
Subject: Early 70's Dead....
Early 70's dead especially right before the tour of 74 was so to speak the very end of what some might consider a whole different entity entirely. The band still killed 85% of the shows and actually benefited from the pure Peruvian heaven that they so readily enjoyed. The songs were on pace and despite the expected lyrical errors of Jerry (one might worry if he didn’t screw up a word or two), the shows where full of energy while still embracing their Americana roots. This one is no different. So limpbiskit fan, instead of commenting on the ridiculous name.... never mind, the point is that in the 80's they hit gold on maybe 30%, at best, of the shows every yearly tour. I would gladly take a decent earlier show than an 80's show any day. The China Rider is awesome and the Dark->Eyes is pretty fucking mind blowing.


Jerry’s lyrical adroitness
Reviewer: Chris U. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2007
Subject: Coinkidink
This was one of the first 20 or 30 tapes I ever dubbed and I heard it first when I was a student at UW-Madison. It blew my mind.

As anyone who has heard this show will tell you, it all boils down to a few things: SUNSHINE, LOVE EACH OTHER, and DS->EYES->CHINA DOLL. If those were the only songs ever heard from this concert, this show would have at least the reputation it already has, if not more.

At lest two of the next best bets from '73 have already been picked by Dick (god bless the man for eternity) and the remaining grails are from later in the Summer: namely the PNE show and selections from the immediately following 6-24-73 Portland Memorial Coliseum show, i.e., the first 15 or so minutes from the Dark Star which is basically the Dane County show on the purest blow you could ever hope to schnort).

Anyway .... "Love Scene" ... this is the ONLY bass solo that matters and the question for Phil is ... how did it feel?? From my perspective, it's the gigantic orgasm of all time ...
Reviewer: guitarlaw - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2007



Reviewer: Estim8ed8 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2007
Subject: One of the best
I'm a little confused about limp's review here. 73 the worst year? please, it's one of the hottest bar none. and this show is so smoking it's ridiculous. this was probably one of the first tapes i ever had when i wad growing up and i couldn't be anymore satisfied with that. the playin' in the first set is long and drawn as a playin' should be, and tight songs like bertha, promised, and TLEO are superb!!
of course, the tour-de-force is the dark star>phil solo>eyes>china doll. this continues to send chills up my spine every time i listen to it, which is way too often by the way.
a must have for head
Reviewer: chinacatsnflwr5 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2007
Subject: .
okay first off in 73 the dead were kickin ass true they lost pig but they played watkins and a whole slew of tunes came out ei) eyes of the world,

and 78 was even better, i should have to mention thier legendary performance in egypt and scarlet> fire was hot in that year

at any rate this so pretty good check Darkstar>Eyes it's pretty sweet
Reviewer: liMPbiZkit420 - favorite - September 4, 2007
Subject: dead
probably took too much acid this show. worst show of 73' hands down. jerry was strugglin through china cat and flubbed the lyrics. if you want some great check out 82'(hampton shows) but everyone agrees 73' is their low point.
Reviewer: silverforlife - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2007
Subject: wish i were there
man what a nice suprise. The recording is solid and you can hear a lot of play between the guys.

i was having a fantastic time in the end of bertha as it came into playing in the band until i clicked to review the concert and suddenly lost the stream!!! is there anyway to fix this?
Reviewer: ilduce315 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 24, 2007
Subject: Computer Help
The sound quality is outstanding. I'm with Lyndsay. I can't convert these files from VBR to MP3 to burn. I'm using FDM and the conversion always fails. Any ideas?
Reviewer: jaype - - August 10, 2007
Subject: Re: Computer help
Hi Lyndsay
Try using a download manager. Most are freeware or shareware. Good luck.
Reviewer: Lyndsay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 8, 2007
Subject: computer box help..
I've been trying to figure out how to download soundboard tapings for a while, so for two years I've been teased by wicked shows that I can't find to put on a CD. If somebody out there would tell me the secret it would be most appreciated. L_shaznay(at)hotmail(dot)com
Reviewer: dirty sancho - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2007
Subject: Best of '73
'73 was not my fav. year for 70's Dead, but this show is so long and powerful that it rocks. I spent 4 hours chilling on my deck today in sweaty ATL.... enjoying w/ my family (inlcuding Sampson my dog and Cassidy my 3 yr. old. Best stuff is still the old stuff, long live JG.
Reviewer: LordOfTheExacto - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2007
Subject: Damn! This is what I've been missing?
I don't usually listen to the streaming shows, as I have seven-and-a-third kids and the only place I ever get to hear music is in the car. But tonight I'm working late in an empty office, I'm about halfway through this show, and I'm just gobsmacked at the quality! The vocals are on the money, and with more feeling than I've heard in years. This is what Dead legs are meant to be, and too seldom are.

It almost (but not quite) makes me want to work late more often.
Reviewer: gapvista1969deadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2007
Subject: excellent sound quality
This is a perfect example of why GD music is still popular.Good sound quality on this recording.Phils bass sounded sweet that day at Dane and all of their vocals were top notch!
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2007
Subject: Here Comes Sunshine Defined
immaculate grateful dead music. this is not a great recording, but immensely enjoyable in any form because of an incredible exhibition of confidence on the part of the band which makes for an all time keeper performance. this is balls out 1973 progressive rock. I had attended the Maples show a week prior and that was a rock fest.

The version of HC Sunshine is so over the top, far ranging yet but gathering in, it would be hard to discern the album cut over it, but because of its intendant jam it just goes into the exact areas we never thought possible. Thereby, the unexpected frees the soul.

As I am listening to Dark Star, outside my window, municipal fireworks go off adding their flash into the conflagration of a tepid evening sky. The finishing touch is a decapitating Phil solo that leads into a hint of the same chording that graces HC Sunshine/Midnight Hour and floods the night with Eyes.

When by 1977 they would have quickly ended with a few more songs, the Dead pile-drive right into almost like a third set without taking a break. And every square or round inch of it is impeccably played while holding onto the muse's hand of forthright, yet gracious, improv.

A jammed-to-the-max Eyes lends itself to Mind Left
and cascading down Everest finely links back up with the trail and into China Doll. This version acts as a bit of a rest period for the three guitarists. And then they kick royal ass throughout the rest of the show.

I tell ya, for a Fourth of July, this was all the fireworks I needed. This is a 5 star performance. I had to downgrade the overall rating because the sound is not quite up to snuff, but it is passable
Reviewer: justoldalph - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2007
Subject: Very good show transtioning to mid Seventies
Bob's vocals sound tinny, Jerry's sound very clear. There are some abrupt edits at song ends in set 1. Other than those faint complaints, the playing is superb, nice instrument mix. Jerry's vocals are at their peak- as witnessed by Loose Lucy, Chinacat, Tennessee Jed, Here Comes Sunshine and They Love Each Other. This is before I have even heard the Dark Star>Eyes combo. I am saving this fa shur!
Reviewer: Npoet9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2007
Subject: Young Lions
This is an excellent, if a bit tinny, 1973 recording. The guys were outstanding in their jam. I can tell from this recording how they arrived to provide one of the greatest of that year that I witnessed in Boston on 04/02/73. Simply marvelous stuff!
Reviewer: hutch555 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 5, 2007
Subject: Smokin' vintage Dead
This show defines the classic clean and funky sound of the Dead. Jerry and the band are soo tight on this show. As a fan of 26 years, I would love to download this to cd or get a copy of it. I am a computer novice and I need help in getting this show on cd. Can someone please email me at and tell me how to do it? Thanks, Hutch
Reviewer: Tait - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 28, 2007
Subject: Good show!
The Donna solo, first I have ever heard, is awesome.

Sound quality is real good and the earlier beat of the Dead is wonderful.

Listening to this show and then some of the Dicks Picks shows of the late 70's, what a remarkable growth they had as a band.

LISTEN to the Dead..
Reviewer: stefnewage - favoritefavorite - March 7, 2007
Subject: censorship
you claim to have universal access to human knowledge but you have removed the page /bbc200109111654-1736

you should explain to your readers why you have done this as ppl have a right to know what you don't want them too see !!

this is what they don't want you too see
Reviewer: lcj72835 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2007
Subject: love this show
Found this show to be much better than both Maples Pavillion and Vancouver, which I believe were vault recordings but to me were lacking technically.
Reviewer: Lewis-Mrotzek - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2006
Subject: Eyes Of The World
Five stars isnt enough one of the best i've herd.
Reviewer: NoyoWharfRat - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2006
Subject: Madison '73
The Grateful Dead are the...turn left here to get to Millbrook? The "stars" aren't important, By the way, Unless you're "in them". Here, Ken, you drive.

Reviewer: BornXEyed - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 15, 2006
Subject: excellence
An exquisite performance, that must rank among the best of the year. No flubs, top-notch sound, and a dreamy set list.

Almost every tune is a highlight, but pay attention to the following: "Box" for the band's fab harmony, "China>Rider's" passion, "Playin's" deep improvised journey, "You Ain't Woman Enough" (go Donna, for a change!), "TLEO's" funky bopping melody, and the entire "Dark Star>Eyes>China Doll" sequence for it's rich and varying soundscapes catapulted by Phil's bass solo that bridges "Star" and "Eyes."

This is an excellent example of why we love this band.
Reviewer: FlowFeel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 9, 2006
Subject: Lovely
Perect to warm up this cold day - like they did in '73!
Reviewer: Tribix - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2006
Subject: Holy Smokes!!!
I was streaming this at work and I could barely stay in my seat!!!

What an amazing show and it just keeps getting better as it goes on.
Reviewer: crotalus atrox - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2006
Subject: hippie retards
this show rocks and you deserve to listen to it on better quality speakers than those on your computer. that's what jerry would have wanted.
don't listen to the pseudo-altruistic hippie retards who say you're ruining it by downloading these soundboards. the fact is by streaming it you've already downloaded it. all you need to do is transfer it from your temporary internet files to iTunes or whatever folder you like.

go to internet explorer's tools. click settings and view files. from there you'll see the mp3's you've just downloaded and all you have to do is drag and drop. peace and love and down with ignorance. just don't try to make money off the recordings-share and give.

hippie retards: how can it be wrong to transfer downloaded files from one file to another? Rhino owns the rights to these sbd's not the dead. do you work for them or what?
Reviewer: Chris Freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2006
Subject: One of my First Tapes
I just love this show! I am listening to Donna tearing into Loretta Lynn's YOU AINT WOMAN ENOUGH,
I dig all the harmonizing vocals, Phil singing!
My first show was JGB summer 84 in some tiny gym in upstate N.Y.(Right in front of Jerry for DEAL)
I went thru the whole mega DEAD thing during the 80's, but you know what Brothers and Sisters compared to all the crap that came out of that era from the world of MTV, I am so thankful "I was making love in a world time forgot"
If they get the time machine perfected before i kick .I am time travelin with a dead base in my hand.(And this would so be one of my first stops)
It just amazes me listening to the band , Wisconsin in February,spend all night keeping warm with the band.That's living!
DARK STAR>EYES>CHINA DOLL was a whole side of tape
back in the day. I could put this in the player and forget everything and just float on the music.
I am so glad to find this site and here this show again!I am somewhere deep into DARK STAR now, have not even heard any vocals yet, too sweet! Oh here it comes, Jerry is inside my head now...Those we love never die...transcending space and time!Theres a great mellow I think Phil led jam right now, I am pretty sure thats bass! It is lighting the heads up for sure, here comes Jerry, wasn't that Here Comes Sunshine sweet, oh yeah and now this very large EYES OF THE WORLD WHICH I HAVE NOT HEARD IN A VERY LONG TIME. "The night comes so quiet and it is close on the heels of the day" Keith banging the ivory is just peachy! I have no recollection how they turn this towards China Doll, I remember them doing three song Jerry combo's when Bruce played in the very early 90's but this is a whole different animal in 1973, it's
amazing that Bill is back there on his own, they must have had to bolt him too the floor at times but this is not spinal tap, sorry i digress, Jerry
reving up the engine, band in hot pursuit! notes coming quicker now, leveling off, Stronger than dirt, early Slipknot feel this is going way out and A PISTOL SHOT...
Reviewer: dkingct1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 30, 2006
Subject: So worthy...
of five stars. possibly the best eyes ever.
Reviewer: kwilliams65 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2006
Subject: Blow my mind
This is off the hook. I need it on CD. Can someone hook me up. I need it in my car.

pls e-mail me -
Reviewer: dholzhauer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2006
Subject: somewhat found
i found this show on but when i downloaded the files it wouldn't let me play them anywhere...
Reviewer: Lemmy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 22, 2006
Subject: this gem is out there google...
this gem is out there google gdlive shn and u might score.
Reviewer: SteelPSUer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2006
Subject: wow
dripping with goo...

Reviewer: kamala - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2006
Subject: Split Decision???
Man I love this Here Comes Sunshine! My all time favorite Sunshine has been 11/30/73 since the Dick's Picks 14 release. But here a slightly wilder side appears. Jerrys playing at about 4:20 into the song, fuckin awesome! As far as Donna goes, I am both a lover and a hater, guess it depends on if she sounds like shit or not.
Good sound quality, Great show, Gotta love a snappy Love Eachother. Five across the board.
Reviewer: vivek.tata - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2006
Subject: Going to the Godcheaux
Not that anyone needs any more convincing that this show is amazing, but if you're a keith fan, this show is great. he's not overpresent in the mix, but the intro to bertha and his playing in tleo is sick. the rest of the concert is amazing, too. I was never a fan of Here Comes Sunshine before this, but now i get it.
Reviewer: St. Vitus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2006
Subject: speechless
Like Mad City lizard lips...
Reviewer: decoboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2006
Subject: Great Show
This is a Killer Show. It combines a mellowness and creativity that was only present in these '73 shows. The playlist is outstnding , the music devistating and the sound great(especially considering how long ago this was recorded) Two cut songs are present (casey jones and one more saturday night) but come at the end of sets and do not take away from the recording
Reviewer: sillyjordo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2006
Subject: Do they ever love each other!
This show was pretty bang on. They love each other was too cool for me to sit still. What a fun groove! (are there any other shows where they play it like that?) Definitely early vocals, but they seem to be having a lot of fun, so its okay. A lot of songs that didn't last long on the set lists here. Probably call this a 'recommended listening' caliber performance.
Reviewer: stevefinger - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2006
Subject: where there's a will......
you can get a copy.....

get a copy of audacity (free), stream the show, do a search (including hidden files and directores) for the files...and a couple more easy steps and you're there. granted, what you get is a "high rez" mp3.
Reviewer: serpentbox - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2006
Subject: A Deadhead's Prayer
Please God, help me to find a way to get this show, at this quality as a download. I've been a very good Deadhead this year God and I think I deserve it. If there's a fellow head out there who can answer this prayer then please bring some joy back into my life and contact me. I will do anything God, please, please, please answer my prayer. serpentbox_at_hotmail_dot_com
Reviewer: 72gdfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 27, 2006
Subject: donna lifts show to new high
my love of pre 72 dead is huge, but when donna is on and she is on in this show i think the dead are at there best. pig pen can never be topped , but i perfer blues over the jazzie stile of keith but, my point is i think donna is is great when she was great and good when she was bad.
Reviewer: TheDaliTrauma - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 14, 2006
Subject: Believe the hype
That "missing time" that alien abductees talk about? I just had that during the Dark Star. The next thing I remember is that it had rolled into a rollicking Eyes of the World...Wow. 1973 (my birth year too btw!) is becoming my favorite year of the Dead. The China Doll here is exquisite. I really love Keith's playing on this one. The Eyes is really funky and fierce at times. I dig it.
Reviewer: tree-ap - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2006
I have a tape everything after HCS, but the order had to be ammended because of the length of the DS>EYES>CHINA DOLL, which was all of side 2, with the other songs making up side 1. It's great to be able to hear the 1st set though. The DARK STAR has to be in my top 3 DS's ever. I can still remember being BLOWN AWAY listening to this show for the 1st time. Some have said that the early Eyes post-lyrics-jams weren't all that great---I BEG TO DIFFER!!! While it does seem a little subdued when compared to what the jam morphed into, it seems to fit just perfectly in the context of the show & the seque it is part of.

I've also wanted to know what the loud "POP" is about 2/3 of the way through Dark Star. On my tape it was a little clearer-sounding that what's on this recording. Anyway, this show is in my top 5 of all time. Remember though, we all hear things just a little differently---it's ALL in how the music makes YOU feel.
Reviewer: Rabadaf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 24, 2006
Subject: Zabriskie Point
The much-acclaimed solo between Dark Star and Eyes of the World reminds me a lot of the song that Jerry did for the love scene in the movie Zabriskie Point, which came out in 1970. That's one of my favorite songs in any category, so it was pretty cool to hear in this show, even just partially.
Reviewer: Blooskye66 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2006
Subject: The ride began
As an 18 yr old UW freshmen, this was my first show. I still remember the wild, ecstatic look on a friends face as Casey Jones ended the 1st set. That image sticks in my mind to this day and says it all about the show and the next 22 years of music. Thank you for this fine recording.
Reviewer: Capt. Cook - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2006
Subject: The Wheel
Actually, your instincts were right on, as The Wheel appeared on Garcia's first solo album, recorded in 1971. It's not unusual to hear familier phrases of music in Dark Star jams, it seems a place they go to work things out.

The Dark Star into Eyes transition, with phil leading the way is classic. One of the best ever.
Reviewer: Gooseberry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 4, 2006
Subject: phil's jam
That jam that Phil goes on between Dark Star and Eyes of the World, and then Bob and Jerry come in and start improvising, when I first heard this tape I thought that they were teasing "The Wheel." But of course The Wheel wouldn't be written for another few years. Incredible spontenous genius at that moment. Not to put down any other section of this classic show, but that "moment" really makes the show for me.
Reviewer: Hey man - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 24, 2006
Subject: Smokin Stuff
This stuff is beautiful. My favorite tape has alway been and will probably always be the Kezar Show from the same year(The best Here Comes Sunshine). This is right up there. When I was a kid this was one of the coveted tapes. I had Kezar and the Fox so I was happy, but I really dig this show. The Dark Star> Eyes > China Doll is out of this world. Just put it on and listen. Let's Go Met's.
Reviewer: gr8fulwanderer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2006
Subject: SBD to trade
we gotta start taking better care of each other. we got spoiled for a bit and stopped trading like we used to. i've got a complete crisp sbd from flac of this and many more shows. willing to trade for other GD & JGB SBD's. hit me up @ gr8fulwanderer if you're interested.
Reviewer: pjdarkstar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2006
Subject: How to burn the shows on CD
Longtime listener, first time caller...just wondering how to transfer shows onto CD-Rs...I've been a deadhead since mom was pregnant with me when her and my dad saw the Dead at Alpine in 82, so I guess I became a deadhead in utero (sorry for the Nirvana reference)...thanks for the info!!! By the way, this is a grate show
Reviewer: Those_Silly_Hippies - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 8, 2006
Subject: What else can be said?
I got the .shn of this board just before that deal went down as an upgrade for one of the earliest shows I got, which I wore out in my youth. I agree the overall mix is fantastic, though the VBR sounds a bit less clean to my ear (A- maybe).

The highlights are many, including a great TLEO (they should've kept the bridge and not slowed it down, I feel these early '73 versions are the better arrangement), some of Jerry's best chicken pickin' in Big River, an afore-mentioned killer Bertha, my 2nd favorite Here Comes Sunshine (just edged out by DP#1), a nice China>Rider, and of course the dreamy, jazzy Dark Star>Eyes>China Doll centerpiece. A word about the Eyes: Yeah, it's not fully developed, and they don't flow through the outro changes as well as in subsequent years, but the spacey, almost meandering quality of this Eyes jam is a PERFECT compliment to both the spartan 'Star before it, and the delicate China Doll after it. Listen with an open mind, and try not to compare to some of the obviously tighter Eyes.

'73 is my personal favorite year for the boys, you've got that great '72 intensity and edge, a bunch of new (soon to be classic) songs that haven't become old for them yet, and the first glimpse of the more improvisationally tight '74 style.

A+ performance, A/A- quality
Reviewer: King Bee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 6, 2006
Subject: Help Me
This show is amazing to say the least, my only complaint is that it ends.
Reviewer: Zenskeptic McDeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2006
Subject: Astoundingly Good Show
I wish I owned a time machine. I lost track of at least an hour listening to this show.
Reviewer: sid weiss - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2006
Subject: how to download the shows
how to get the new streamed shows
Stream the show ...go to sleep ..wake up in the morning and drag and drop from your internet cashe'..just don't forget to increase your internet cashe' folder meggage..all files will be there just like before ...
Reviewer: VegetableMan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2006
Subject: Phenominal playing, occasional sound problems
There's a bit of cutting here and there, and some obvious problems with the recording, but the band is just amazing here. The Dark Star>Eyes>China Doll is insane, like everyone said. Awesome show, definitely worth your time.
Reviewer: rollandfin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2006
Subject: great show
Sounds Great on my end, also really valualbe to read other peoples thoughts. The Dark Star>Eyes>CHina is out of this world, most writing's sets the 2/9/73 Eyes apart from all followong as exporitory and unfinalized in the exit jam, But i feel this version fits into that mold as well, still fresh and wide open. The cuts in Casey and SatNight are a shame but are minor,and certianly in the right places if you catch my drift.
well downloaded, should be an easy one to find!
Reviewer: dead72 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 15, 2006
Subject: Terrific show, Terrific year
Definitely a highlight from the fertile year of '73. 2nd show of the year, and the band is already in top form. Dark Star>Eyes>China is one of their finest sequences from any year.
Although 2/9/73 may have more notoriety, this show is a better performance. The 2nd Eyes ever, and it's already fully formed and realized.
This is a show screaming for a Dick's Pick's or Download Series. If you don't have it, enjoy this high quality stream.
Reviewer: Geoffsky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 5, 2006
Subject: This is Easy
All I needed to see was that 41 people took the time to review to know this is well worth the listen. Don't know whether it's my PC or the source but it seemed to jump through things every once in a while.

Dude !
Don't worry about downloading, Just Listen !

After all... There's nothing you can hold for very long.
Reviewer: DeadHead5877 - favorite - January 2, 2006
Subject: Free the Soundboards
It is a crime that great shows like this one are no longer available for free download. Making the shows available in streaming format was a good shot toward trying to compromise, but there is still one huge problem. What becomes of those of us with dial-up who can't stream music without it stopping every 10 seconds or so to buffer? We just get left out in the cold while others continue to enjoy this incredible music.
Reviewer: yippierb - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2005
Subject: top 10
This must be one of my top ten because after having it on cassette for well over 20 years I keep going back to it. Tleo is just infectious. Sunshine is so on and Jerry really gets the pistons popping with the rythem strokes towards the end of the song. Star>Eyes. Phil's bass solo is an alltime highlight. I can live without Donna's Loretta Lynne cover however it's better than anything else she ever sang with the boys. She still makes me cringe. That said it can't dampen this Fantastic show. Great set list, great musicianship, I always liked the recording. Now.. post everything back up for download and let the lawsuits fly where they may. I think we win this one hands down GDL can't put the genie back in the bottle after 30+ years. At the rate they release and the prices they charge I can't live long enough or earn enough money to turn people on to this incredible music. The shame continues.
Reviewer: billtmcdee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2005
Subject: cosmic death
I bought this show as a CD in Germany around 1990 from a legit Music store...World Of Music. The title was called "Cosmic Death" and it had a pretty scary looking skeleton playing a fiddle standing on Saturn I believe. Pretty weird! Unbelievable Here Comes Sunshine! Get this show. Even Donna is bearable, mostly.
Reviewer: KindRainbowBrother - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2005
Subject: Get it while it's hot
This was one my first bootlegs and I played the heck of it. In high school (Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL) we could play music in art class and I was the only person who ever brought a tape deck. Amazingly nobody really complained about listening to the dead every single day all semester. Anyway the show rocks. To think this was thhe second time they played Eyes is pretty impressive. Jerry just shreds it. Get it before they make it a Dick's picks.
Reviewer: vadead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 8, 2005
Subject: GREAT!
I've had the tape for years and it's nice to know that I now own it on a CD. Don't worry yourself with such trivial questions (downoad vs. not downloading). This is a no brainer, download and enjoy..
Reviewer: gonzoc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 15, 2005
Subject: Desert Island 73
If I could only take 3 73 shows with me, this, 11-11, and 12-12 would be it. Yes, even above the RFK and Kezar shows. All of my favorites feature excellent Eyes, but this one--the second one played--has been one of my favorites for nearly 20 years. Starts off with a great Phil solo out of Dark Star, and just a sublime, relaxed intro into Eyes--it's picks up steam like an old steam engine. Complete with the harmonics concurrent with the end of Phil's solo, it will blow you away.

Jerry's solos would not get this back to this level until the fall, imho. The exit jam is equally compelling, and lengthy, and falls perfectly into China Doll. Add to that a crushing HC Sunshine, a wonderfully long PITB in the first set, and some stellar versions of Bertha, Big River, Jed, Straw, and China>Rider (this was one of the last pre-retirement China>Riders without the little UJB-like riff before Rider), and incredible sound quality...well, why haven't you downloaded it yet??
Reviewer: smi2les - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 23, 2005
Subject: WHAT IS ART ?

Reviewer: flashbackmagic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2005
Subject: sweet show
Bertha was amazing, and i just LOVE upbeat TLEO, and this one is definately that! Just so fun

First few on the stream sound is a bit low, but it picks up just in time.
Reviewer: Docter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2005
Subject: Rider
Check out Jerry's solo after the 2nd or 3rd verse on Rider. Maybe 4th I dunno atm. It's around 5 mins into the song. *MIGHT* be the best Jerry solo ever!
Reviewer: i812345 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, 2005
Subject: Did anyone else notice that
In brown eyed woman the first verse of the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean it sounds like the smile was dusty dusty but the liquor was clean

its a great version though
Reviewer: i812345 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 30, 2005
Subject: Did anyone else notice that
In brown eyed woman the first verse of the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean it sounds like the smile was dusty dusty but the liquor was clean

its a great version though
Reviewer: jbphburg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 28, 2005
Subject: A- Sound, A- performance
And that's being a little picky, maybe. One of the better sounding shows you'll find, great long set list, Dark Star and Eyes back to back, that should sell you on it right there.
Reviewer: Mr. Gove - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2005
Subject: I was born this day... wow
Wake up to find out
that you are the eyes of the world:

Two or three other people called this their "almost" birthday show. It WAS my birthday. There I was, kicking around, just a few hours old when these licks were played.

Look into any eyes
you find by you, you can see
clear through to another day:

A few days before, on Feb. 9th, they played at Stanford University, California. Wavy Gravy suggests people come to "Columbae Hall" to figure out to help rebuild the Vietnamese hospital the US had bombed.

In 1997, after I'd lived in Columbae for three years, I played some of that show over the air at Stanford's station, KZSU.
Reviewer: Grapefruit Fred - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2005
Subject: Excellent
A strong show from beginning to end. The Peppy TLEO is a highlight for me. Mexicali is rockin and LLR just flows beautifully. Unlike previous reviewers, I think Donna sounds terrible on You Aint Woman Enough. Aside from that, this show has alot of sweet playing and is a treat to listen to. Check it out for yourself.
Reviewer: elvikingo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2005
Subject: Me too!
Also my almost bday show, I was born on 2-16. I have to agree with other reviewers that this is a great show. The HCS is very nice. I've had this show and 2-17 for years, I consider them both almost bday shows, in my opinion the HCS from 2-17 is even better, it's HCS>China>Rider, I believe the only time they played the three together(correct me if I'm wrong). Both are solid shows, well worth adding to your collection.
Reviewer: gratefuly deadicated - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 16, 2005
Subject: SHED A TEAR!!!
Reviewer: - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2005
Subject: my almost birthday also
i came here to get my birthday and saw the other post about almost birthday show - sweet! mine was 3 days after. i heard the music in the stars and just had to be born to come down here and dance.
Reviewer: hampshirehead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2005
Subject: too much high end???
band definitely seems to be having fun...especially during the "woo's" in loose lucy...but i couldn't crank this super loud in my good yamaha speakers...voices and high end just seemed way to high....had to turn treble way i'm thinking about buying an eq...anyways...lucy great...nice way to open show...big river was good too....and just a really nice transition into eyes....overall a good sounding show...can hear all instruments pretty out for the cuts on casey jones and sat nite....peace...back to revise revise review...still i can crank this up no prob...i'm at sugaree...something on my copy happens to the quality in the first few does get better...good luck
Reviewer: Lord of the Strings - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 19, 2004
Subject: Here Comes Sunshine
Probably my favorite Here Comes Sunshine, fantastic sound quality, the band is tight and fluid the whole show, Donna doesnt even sound half bad this time. Excellent show, i reccomend it to anyone who loves The Dead.
Reviewer: Kohntarkosz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2004
Subject: My birthday show...almost!
I was actually born the day before this concert, but I still hold it close to my heart! A great but somewhat mellow Dark Star leads into an excellent solo from Phil. Jerry eventually joins them for a short duet, at the end of which, you hear Phil laying down the groove for Eyes Of The World. It sounds like Phil calling the song (whereas it'd usually be Jerry). I think this was the second (or third?) Eyes, and it already sounds classic. China Doll here is brilliant as well.

And for once, Donna doesn't sound all that bad paying homage to Loretta Lynn.
Reviewer: stealyerface - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2004
Subject: Stellar
Just to add to all the accolades, I must say the sound quality of this show is absolutely stunning! Warm sound with no one instrument too high or low in the mix, and a little aud sound through the stage mics. Next best thing to being there - highly recommended!
Reviewer: Dead lawyer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2004
Subject: Rockabilly Dead
Bertha will make you laugh...its a toe tappin,knee slappin good time...Sleepy LaBoef never could play like this!
Reviewer: John Thrill - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2004
Subject: Grateful 73'
This is a great show top to bottom. What a great early Feb. show of the great year of 73'- wall of sound!- L. Lucy opener, BIODTL, Casey, H.C. Sunshine all are wonderful. I love Donna singing You aint Women Enough--one of the better songs she sings with the Dead. Set 2 is kick ass- had it on tape 12 years ago or so and always enjoyed it then- glad to see again thanks Dark Star>Eyes>C. Doll!!! wow- get this show it hasa nice setlist, good sound and the dead were having fun in 73 as the sound was changing from the early 70's- great all the way around.
Reviewer: metaldeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2004
Subject: IT ROCKS!
I've not herd this in about 20 years,I had it on tape,They Love Each Other is the best must rockin version ever!The second set I believe is fantastic,which I have listend many times cruiseing the back roads.Just brings back some great TIMES!Burn it now cause it's simply a excellent show.
Reviewer: brothermosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2004
Subject: get out and row!
Broken heart don't feel so bad...especially when you've got Jerry singing to you. Transitional year & show - in terms of material, PA and feel. Very good sound quality.
Reviewer: RootDead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 13, 2004
Subject: pertaining to the show
the stream's broken...
Reviewer: dr. flashback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2004
Subject: top 5!
Well 1973 is a year where it's almost impossible to pick a top 5, even a top 10. But this show just shines!Only the 2nd show of the year, and when it's this good, you know the rest of the year is gonna be special-it was! A "greatest hits" first set that pleases everyone. And the 2nd Set opener HC Sunshine may be the best ever- Jerry wails! The Dark Star is one of the best for 1973- very jazzy and mellow, with a magical transition into Eyes. Phil also is beginning to come into his own now as a soloist, as you'll hear. One of the first monster Phil shows of 1973. An auspicious portend of the year's musical heights that lay ahead. Plus Uncle John's Band for an encore? Get outta here!
Enjoy this show with your favorite cereal.
Dr. Flashback :-)
Reviewer: heinekenjeff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2004
Subject: 2-15-73
first show i downloaded. was one of the first tapes i got years ago and I really liked the quality. I will be using this great site many times over. thank you.
Reviewer: sdawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2004
Subject: Makes Minds Happy
Sparkle, Sparkle!
Reviewer: Susep - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2004
Subject: Golden Road
Dark Star> Eyes
Reviewer: samson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2004
Subject: GET THIS!
The other reviews pretty much sum it up- this show is incredible. I don't even know where to begin. A prime example of what 73 was all about!!!
Reviewer: Buckonine - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2004
Subject: Insane
This show is absolutely insane.
Reviewer: boggleddrifter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2004
Subject: sweet
This show is what started me listening to the Dead. My stepsister gave this to me as one of the first generation tapes to start my collection..except only the first set could fit on the tape. If only I knew how great of a show this was to start my "trip" with the dead. Im stoked about hearing the rest. I recommend this show to anyone and thank whoever posted it.
Reviewer: fez_43 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 14, 2004
Subject: some comments,
grading purely on sound quality, I give this show 4 stars. Just a little hiss and not enough analog warmth to be 5 stars. Perhaps the azuimuth was not dead on or something during the transfer.
Reviewer: the Captain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2004
Subject: lineage
I got these DATs from Dougal about 3-3.5 years ago. I had mentioned on some other group that I was trying to find the best possible copy of this show to vine to the masses. I got a private email telling me to send two 60m DATs and I'd be hooked up. Well when I got the DATs and saw the lineage written on the cases I about flipped ! So I set to mastering these on CD. the mastering was as follows:

Panasonic sv-3700 > Cool Edit Pro via SPDIF > CD Wave > CD/SHN

and I sent a copy of this off to Mike Hall to be vined and the rest is history - that's the story of how this show came to me and then on into public circulation.

What a wonderful show and what a treat to be able to sit here and stream the show....
Thanks Dougal !
Reviewer: bobweirdork - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2004
Subject: Grate show
what an amazing china>rider, the jack straw brought a bit of dissapointment tho
Reviewer: doses - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2004
Subject: 73
as exciting as the acquisition of a show are peoples stories of their experiences with the show and the Archive will become a place to read how the Dead's music affects people. Very cool
Reviewer: J.C. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2004
Subject: Phil-o-Rama
The strange Phil solo that links Dark Star and Eyes is one of my favorite moments in Dead history. So minimalistic; so sublime.

Rest of the show is no slouch either. One of the standouts in a standout year.
Reviewer: tluff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2004
Subject: It's a keeper!
one word: crispy.

no, wait...two words: real crispy.
Reviewer: gankmore - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2004
Subject: amazing
The Dark Star > Eyes alone makes this worth the download. Cheers to Archive!
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